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... 26R serie1 , in Japan 1965...

PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:24 am

Hi Christian
I remember watching it at the time but did not know then how to download Youtube clips.
If I here of anyone who has i'll pm you
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:10 pm

Gotcha!!
Went on Google japan, and put a few words as Funabashi CCC 1965...
Hundreds links verified, and here it is:
http://www.prise1.ca/6-_-4q-cLWUUYto.html
They remove the title but this is it!
Thanks to the ones who spend some time checking their computer.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:19 pm

Hi Christian
Well done

Do we have any members who can translate the subtitles ?

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:08 am

Christian,

I miss that video as well , the best part for me is all the cowboy hats on the Carrol Shelby wannabe's ( or Watanabe's , your call)

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PostPost by: S2Jay » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:19 am

Sorry, no translation, but who was that guy in the Cowboy Hat? Karrol Shelby-san, or Smokie Eunikio?

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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:34 am

GEE THE PIT SIGNAL GUY WAS SURE IN A RUSH TO GET AWAY FROM PIT WALL ----must expect a banzi finish :wink: -good film Christian -e
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PostPost by: Old English White » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:07 am

S2Jay wrote:Sorry, no translation, but who was that guy in the Cowboy Hat? Karrol Shelby-san, or Smokie Eunikio?

Jay
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I think it's Bruce Mc Lee, on evidence!
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PostPost by: rennbaron » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:02 pm

Hi, i have a couple of japanese working in my office...will asked them to translate...

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:56 pm

Hi Guys

A very knowledgeable gentleman from Japan, Hirokai Otsuka kindly sent the following info to me



The subtitles on the film is ? Japanese Motor Sports(racing) history #6?
The film is ALL JAPAN CAR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE MEETING (CCC) dated 18th July 1965 at Funabashi circuit(now closed).
The Elan 26/R/27 one of five imported 26R here in Japan in 60?s direct from Lotus.
The Elan raced the CCC in 1965 then stored until now!'

This car Hiro says is probably the most original car in existence today.


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PostPost by: Old English White » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:34 pm

Yes Dave,
You are right...
The car as it is today:
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http://www.hobidas.com/blog/car-mag/old ... s4_sprint/
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:31 am

Christian and Dave, well done! Nice to see real historical information.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:04 am

I must have missed it ---all I saw was another opinion ----oh well ---I have the car with the serial - build number on the firewall-the correct body -properly re enforced chassis -proper splined rear axle -a/r brakes - REAR DIFF SCOOP AND PUMP CLOSE RATIO GEAR BOX AND LONG GEARED DIFF proper rear sway bar etc etc all factory installed so all the snide and petty school girl 'sniping' wont change that fact --everyone else just has opinions and made up lists from who knows where -because as the 'fuzzy' letter from Lotus stated ---they have no records of what car went where or with what equipment ---upon release of this information suddenly 'lists' appeared from no where and some folks set them selves up as list owning experts --- so it would be a easy matter to fabricate a list and set oneself up as the authority --but for what purpose?? ---not financial I hope --so lets just enjoy your cars and let me enjoy mine --after all it only cost me 4000 dollars Cdn and 4 years in the garage -BUT WHAT DO I KNOW :lol: :lol: :roll: ---e 26R s2 33;
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PostPost by: rennbaron » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:52 pm

the translation as I promised:

Intro: Motorsport History Japan Part 6

00:14: at the time youthful enthusiasts could go for motorsport

00:55: Mickey Curtis

01:35: Sugie Hiroyoshi (Tokudaiji Aritsune)

02:10: Sponsoring: Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. & KURE

02:28: Ukiya T?jir?

02:37: 1965 (Sh?wa 40)
All Nippon Motorclub Car Race Challenge


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not really exciting... ;-)

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:48 pm

Anyone care to list the differences between a "series 1" 26/R and a "series 2" 26/R?

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:21 pm

edumacte me oh exalted one :o :o :wink:
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